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survive -- six-day-old cub didn't survive. karen gray houston has more of for us. >> reporter: it's been three weeks and the full examination, is in. they know he died of liver disease that coepsided with a lack of oxygen. mei-xian was romping in her outdoor play pen resting and sunning herself as zoo officials and animals -- zoo officials gather to discuss the news. >> the pattern of cell death shows lack of oxygen. >> not enough oxygen getting to the liver, they said, because the lungs were not fully sure. can't say for sure but the cub may have been premature. mom seems to be getting back to normal. >> she started eating at about 80% of her bamboo. >> reporter: she lost weight, down to 220-pounds from 240. but her birthing history, five
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failed pregnancies, the birth of tai xian in 2005 and followed by the death of the latest female cub has given zoo officials pause for reflection. >> there is no decision about the future of mei and tian, whether they will leave or remain. >> reporter: but, according to 9 existing five-year agreement, there is a possibility of a slot with one or two breeding pandas in china. >> yes. >> reporter: the panda public would miss her if show went away, but zoo camers say -- zoo keepers say it's early to talk about that, especially when the panda might be in the late stages of bleeding. >> we saw behavior stages in the beginning once the cub died. i have a hard time attributing it to grieving. >> reporter: if she was not grieving, what was it? >> we saw a bit of searching behavior even though she was present when the cub was removed from the den. >> reporter: she stopped the cradling behavior and the zoo keepers, too away her toy. the past is the past.
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the father is said to be okay. zoo visitors are hopeful. >> yes, too bad. they successfully had one. it happens, you know. hopefully they can have another. >> reporter: by the way, the panda house has been reopened if you want to see mei xian and tian tian. they're outdoors in the morning and indoors by mid-afternoon. at the national zoo, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. there is no margin for error for the nationals. they are currently hosting the cardinals in game four of the national league division series and it's win or go home. and sports director scott smith has more. >> reporter: there is no time like the present. the season is ov. this game is currently in progress, tied at one in the third. adam laroche with a solo home run and they have been outscored in the series, 22-7, and the key today, obviously, is silencing the cardinal
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inning. you know what? those guys can add and subtract and the players are confident and optimistic and that a turnaround starts today. >> and we believe in ourselves, you know, and have a good character ball club here, you know and i am excited to watch. that. >> we're getting the ball and hitting hits, not the right time or a right deal. played five games for a reason. >> i think we come out and continue to do the same things we have done. i think our formulas look well and that will be bad to change it now. >> the other half of the nlcs was settled moments ago. game five, reds-giants. top of the fifth, giants up 2-5 and just like that unloads them. a no-doubter, grand slam san fran holds on and the giant
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comes back after being 0-2 in the series and win it, the first nl team to do that since 1995, and whoever wins in this series will get a chance to play. you have spent time out there and you were saying? any trepidation? >> reporter: not at all, i was amazed there were no nerves today. i was surprised by it. sometimes when you're down 1-2, as they are now, people come and go i am worried. and i didn't sense that at all. we met a washington senator today, a man from the 1952 dick team who -- 1952 team, who played first and was wearing a special hat. >> let's go nats! >> i played two games and had to go back to chattanooga. mickey vernon played first base. >> this is your original hat from that year? >> yeah.
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>> and that is going to bring good luck, then, yeah? >> i hope. >> and my daughtermal or created it the other day. [ laughter ] >> whyco you want -- why do you want to put all of the players on one? >> because, i like all of the players. i don't just like one. >> reporter: what is your natitude today? >> it's go nats. win 16-0. >> how's this going to work today? nats fans together? >> like six years. i am from santa louse and have been here six years. i made friends along the way. >> going to three them to the wall. it's intentional. >> and going to be a little odd that you're standing up screaming and -- screaming and yelling? >> i'll be the one yelling, right? [ laughter ] >> you got your w on there. how did you get there that there, did you paint it on? >> no. >> what is it?
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a too too? >> yes. >> are you wearing that proudly? >> yeah. >> let's go nats! >> what do you have to do to win today? >> not do what he did last time. [ indiscernible ] so much. i think he can do it. >> and why are you a big fan? >> because he's a washington astronaut. >> and i think the fans got more confident when adam laroche hit the homer a few minutes ago and that was a blast to center field. the stadium erupted. >> maybe that is what they needed. >> i think so. >> and they were slow to drift in and this house is packed now. i'll leave with you this final note, brian. 16 times, on 16 different occasions they woncon seccative, at least two -- they're won conseckive it, at
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least two games in a row. >> watching closely. thank you both. vice president joe biden and his republican rival paul ryan are taking center stage in a debate in kentucky tonight. fox's craig bosswell is in danville with the latest. >> reporter: vice president joe biden arrived in kentucky today hours ahead of tonight's debate. the 69-year-old with almost 40 years of washington experience s expected to vigorously challenge his republican rival paul ryan, following on following mitt romney's powerful debate. many polls suggest the first presidential debate wiped out much of the lead held by president obama. >> one thing i will be looking for is whether or not joe biden is going to address the contrast between the barack obama that he described, in his convention speech, and the barack obama we saw in the stage in denver last week. that is one think this i will be watching for. can biden repair obama's image? >> reporter: congressman paul
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ryan arrived in the blue grass state yesterday. many say the 42-year-old wisconsin congressman will rely on the extensive knowledge of the federal budget and the economy in tonight's debate. >> a couple of weeks ago, thought it was -- obama's lead was lengthening, but now it's narrowed quite a bit. i would like to hear them engage in some substantive issues, and i look forward to hearing ryan's budget plans. craig bosswell live in danville, kentucky, joining us live. a lot of analysis floating around on this one. with regard to biden, smart folks are saying he has to make up for his boss's tumble during the debate last week. >> certainly. the pressure is on the vice president to stop that momentum after last week's debate. and expect, we're told, to expect the vice president to come out swinging and were told by paul ryan's campaign that the congressman is going vigorously defend policy and
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vigorously defend facts and figures, which he's known for. >> and talk about ryan. some say you have to explain how the romney-ryan budget will relate to the everyday amtrak joes of america. >> right, expect that to be brought up. you are going to be talking about, in the domestic policy into this, you'll get into social security and the plans to remake medicare-medicaid and they're going to come up. expect the vice president to go after the congressman on that issue as well and this is being called a thrill in theville with an obvious not from mohammad ali, who is from louisville. they're expecting fireworks. >> as i understand it, danville prepared for the debate and all of the visitors who have come in. >> most definitely. a small town, around 16,000 they have done this before. the college did this in 2000. they held the vice presidentual debate here. they know what they're doing, they're ahead of it and the stage is set here for local candidates. they have gone through and done their walk-throughs and have been praying for this debate.
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the vice president, for four days in a row, the congressman, now, of course, going into this debate. >> all right, craig bosswell, thank you so much. the vice presidential debate will air here on fox 5 starting at 9:00 tonight and we want to hear from you as the candidates duke it out and tweet your thoughts. coming up, the death toll rises from a nationwide meningitis outbreak. why the company at the center of it all may violated its -- may have violated its license. >> a tragic story out of baltimore where a fire may have left five people dead. we'll have the details. >> this chair is destroyed. the one next to it, still in good shape. this is the inside of the church. i'm beth parker, i will tell you what they know about what happened. >> a beautiful day out there today. very, very fall like. we have been in the 60s, and now we're following -- falling back to the 60s. a first look at the forecast is coming up. stay with us. 
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. a heartbreaking scene in baltimore after a fire killed five people, including four children. the fire broke out this morning in a northeast neighborhood. when they arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke pouring out of the first floor of the rowhouse. they found the bodies of a woman and four children. relatives were overcome by emotion. >> it's too hard to feed a family a whole lot of members. it hurts. and i can't deal with this.
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>> as firefighters prepare to battle the blaze, a woman tossed her two-month-old baby to the man below and jumped to safety. it took firefighters more than an hour to bring it under control. two firefighters hurt battling the flames and their injuries not serious, the cause is under investigation. back to breaking news in silver spring now. a child fell from the eighth floor and police are at the scene. audrey barnes has more as well. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, will. i am at the park montgomery apartment complex. the child was on the ninth floor of the building, and you can so the broken out screen up there and that is where he tumbled from, the window, fell down 90 feet and this tree here, broke his fall, police believe. you can see where the branches are shattered by this. if -- thattive if the child hit the air conditioning units, this would be a different center. the -- different story. the detectives tell us he is at the trauma center and talking
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and even asked when he could go home. now, the investigation begins. police need to find out who he was in that apartment by himself and how he was able to get out of the window the way it s. we know there are screens on the window, but there is no other security barrier between him and the ground. at this point, looks like the little child survived his fall. now they have to investigate and find out what happened. will, back to you. >> that is good news. thank you, audrey barnes. investigators trying to figure out who mit a -- let a fire at a church. as beth parker shows us, whoever did it didn't stick around for long. >> reporter: it appears whoever lit the fire never set foot inside the church. just came up to the window. >> and they stuck their hand in. can you see where the pattern for the accelerant that they sprayed and there is also
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patterns on the chairs. >> reporter: can you see the bench frame where the window was kicked in here at the baptist church in indian head, maryland. the pastor got the call early on wednesday morning in and raced to the church. >> and the smoke was everywhere. >> reporter: the fire was isolateed on to a small area. >> by the grace of god, it didn't catch the wooden rafters. had it did, we could have lost the entire building. >> reporter: next to the crisp, white steeple, there are clean green up trucks. the smoke left a layer of block is the -- black soot everywhere. every surface and piece of the building has to be scrubbed. >> the walls, ceilings, you name it. everything. >> reporter: and they're wiping away any anger. >> one of the ways we need to process this is to understand this is our building. >> reporter: a state fire marshal is investigating. >> no clue at all. we haven't received any type of threat or anyone disgruntelled with the church that i'm aware of. >> reporter: the pastor thinks
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it might be something as simple as a teenage prank. >> would love to talk to them. don't have any singer toward the person, but i would love to sit down with the individual and find out why they did what they did. >> reporter: what happened won't disrupt sunday services that much because they have more space. can you bet this sunday, you can see an extra prayer of forgiveness n. indian head, maryland, beth parker, fox 5 news. and talking about weather now, a live look outside and a good looking day. if i heard you right, gary, we're moving from the 60s to 50s. >> and absolutely, will. the relative humidity is out there and dew points are low. 61 in town and on the hour here
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in town, we averaged up to 62 degrees. gaithersburg, 59 degrees; hagerstown is 58 degrees, too. the other reporting stations in our northern areas, westminster is reporting 57 degrees and severna park, 57 degrees as well and once the sun goes down, look at how clear the skies are. that is the high pressure block everything out of here and in this, nothing but blue skies and started off cool end anded up, again, lower 60s and this is where we are the next few hours. clear skies and at 7, 9, and 11:00 and there are enough clouds around us and some temperatures drop into this 40s in the city and in the suburbs, we probably will have some -- a couple of mid, maybe upper 30s
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out there before the sun comes you up and warms things tomorrow. we will be warmer tomorrow and we do start a gradual warming trend that should take us through the weekend for the most part. >> sounds like typical fall weather and what a beautiful time of the year with the leaves changing colors and all. >> and that is it again. >> yeah. redskins don't have a lot of luck with kickers. you'll hear from the team's newest player and why he thinks he's the man for the job. >> and a redskins player ends up in a wrestling garb as we condition. [ barackck obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ femalele announcer ] he says...
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president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. take away his toys and he'll toplay with a stick.ew jobs.
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take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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. redskins hope the kicking problems don't continue on sunday and they brought in a new kicker. let's talk about the state of the skins and doing some double duty today, aren't you? >> we sure are and we'll give
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you an update from inside the stadium? just a -- just a moment. rg3 continues his road to recovery. looks good, felt good and takes about 85 to 90s for of the practice snaps on thursday and took less today, 75 to 80% and you mentioned the new kicker, they signed him a few days ago. he was named the nation's best college kicker in 2009. he was at ucla. the pro career is yet to blossom and spent 2011 on injured reserve with the dallas cowboys and spent the summer in training camp with tampa bay and making all five of its cake -- his kicks. he's the 19th kicker the last 18 years for the redskin and he is aware of their kicking history. >> i am familiar with the
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history here and i'm doing my best to change that history for a long time. >> i feel great. an amazing opportunity that they have give know me. >> everyone has an experience to start out with and you have to have an opportunity and you win -- any one through the competition and we had other guys who were more seasoned, one in particular and he performed in a tough situation. >> and from inside the 35 yards out. we'll all be happy. this one tied at one in the fourth inning. adam laroche providing the rbi, a solo home run and we want to see offense. we'll bring you an update and we'll bring reaction from inside the clubhouse following this one, will? >> and we look forward to it, scott. thank you. a tough season for the redskins defensive player adam caraker. and he's out for the season.
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on sunday, he lost the bet to ben gold beg, a former wrestling star and the bet, if the skins lost, he would dress up as goldberg. he would have sported a redskins jersey if the skin his won. >> man of integrity, made good on the bet. >> good. coming up on the 5, council members discuss the future of udc. we're going to tell you about the plan to get the university back on the right financial track. >> plus, the vice presidentual candidate is set to square off. we'll get to local students to get their perspective. a student said she paid the price for wearing a mitt romney t-shirt to school. wait until you hear who is behind taunting as we continue. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates
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for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. . a teacher brought in huge crowds at the wilson building
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this afternoon. several people willing to testify looking into the plan to get udc on a strong financial footing and an overflow had to be opened up. last week, udc presented the right-sizing plan calling for steep cuts including job cuts and shuttering of other campus sites. matt ackland is live with more. matt? >> reporter: it's not often that you see the council chamber packed, the hallway outside and then another overflow room packed with people to testify today. 127 people have signed up to testify about udc. the reason why the council is involved here, d.c. taxpayers spend about $60 million a year to supplement udc's budget and they think udc needs to get its financial health in order. a packed council chamber. students and professors and in the front row, udcs president,
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allen sesson. mcdeafy listed off -- mcduffy listed off serious problems he sees at udc. >> unfortunately, the university is in a financially unattainable situation. it's spending down the general fund to close budget gaps. >> reporter: the board of trustees proposed a number of ideas that upset some from job cuts to closing the udc community college campus on north capital. moving that campus to udcs main campus on connecticut avenue. >> udc should be right-sized but the community college should be left alone. >> reporter: one of the first speakers focused comments directly at the leader of the university. even speaking about issues that fox 5 uncovered last year when it comes to expensive travel by the doctor. >> dr. sessions who is famous for taking lavish trips with his wife overseas, spending wrecklessly taxpayer mean, didn't want anything to do with
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the community college. >> reporter: and some believe that udc faculty and staff are making too much money. council member michael brown compared udc to other universities. >> udc pays the faculty and staff substantially more the salaries of the peer universities with an overall -- of medium range. >> reporter: those on staff begged for more support, and saying udc is moving in the right direction. >> we need your support to be successful. thank you. >> and speak of the financial support, udc is asking $21 million to get the plan in place and this is that list of the people signed up to testify tonight. student after student and there is three pages here of students wanting to speak out. the last person on the agenda tonight, dr. sessions himself and there is no idea how long
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this meeting is going to last. d.c. police spent much of the day searching the scene of a fatal shooting in northeast. the 21-year-old gregory troxberg was shot yesterday afternoon. it happened on eighth street. the government hasn't been caught. the police are offering a $25,000 reward in that case. nearly two months after a violent beating to on capitol hill, a neighborhood is rallying together to support the victims. during a press conference, community leaders announced a fund raiser and festival to benefit the massland family. the festival will be held on sunday, october 21st and that will give people about crime and safety issues and raise money for the family trust. so far, more than $10,000 has been donated. president obama's and mitt romney's debate is now in the record books. it's now a showdown between the running mates. tonight, joe biden and paul ryan will go head-to-head in the first debate. wisdom martin has this week's
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campaign u. >> reporter: we're here at campaign u, and we're talking about the polls and the big vice presidential debate tonight. professor, tell me about the polls. we have seen a dramatic change since the last time? >> you have national polls where mitt romney is ahead and that would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago and whether -- whoever you think won the media has determined that that -- mitt romney won huge and brama lost. you will -- barack obama lost badly. bottom line is, when the media narrative resets and said that mitt romney is surging and mitt romney is becoming more moderate in his rhetoric and has been reaching out making himself more personal, by doing things he had not done out for the elect, he's re- this election, he's re-introducing himself to the people that he did not do a few months ago. the tightening of the poll suggest it might be working. >> what about the presidential
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debate how huge is that? >> it's really huge. it's a dry run for the vice presidential debate. we'll see if vice president biden can figure out what the romney strategy is and become the one who pushes paul ryan to answer to him rather than vice- versa, which is what happened at the presidential debate. paul ryan is not going to sit back and take accusations from joe biden, but this is going to be a feisty, energetic debate. it won't get nasty because they're sitting at a table with each other. it will be aggressive and polite. >> let's get the opinion of young voters, they're targets in some of this. three voters here, three students in the classroom all decide, not going to ask, anything the happening between now and the election change any of your mind? any of them? >> i think in the realm of things possible, though, it would take a lost changes and policies for that to happen and
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they apparently, mit switched to the middle after the past debate and did change a lot of people's mines and there is some unskieded voters out there. >> not going to change your mind? >> no. >> how but? >> for a lot of the american public, there is a potential. not necessarily for the vp debate but the next presidential debate and a lot of people are hanging on what happened. >> would anything change your mind? >> i don't think so. we were talking about how that unlikely would happen. they would need a major policy reversal with the support of their parties instead of saying they're representatives of the party and in addition to something really outlandish and ridiculous. i don't thank is going to happen. >> the presidential debate what, are you looking for tonight? you expect sparks to fly? anything particular you are look for example? >> i think that -- i think a lot of people are underestimating joe biden that
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he's going to put his foot in his mouth. that is a possibility, but he's an experienced politician and i think he will be prettily. i am curious to see how much free reign he will have to counterobama's lackluster performance. >> i would agree. i think there is bigger -- polarization among the two. when joe biden was sworn in as senator, paul ryan was two years old and this is interesting to see the age gap and see it play out tonight. >> i think ryan is going to need to try to tout romney's plan opposed to his own, but biden will go after some of ryan's specifics in his plans and try to bog down his numbers and romney will have to boil his answers down to short crisp answers. >> thank you very much, students and professor, that is a wrap from campaign u. we're here every thursday and streaming live on the web at www.myfoxdc.com. coming up, why the first
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lady said you won't be seeing the obama children on facebook any time soon. >> plus, the high school student said she was mocked for wearing a mitt romney t-shirt and said that it came at the hands of a teacher. of a teache [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions
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a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care.
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. you won't be seeing the first children on facebook any time soon. michelle obama is revoking her daughter's privileges to facebook and all other social media sites. raising your kids in the publicis hard enough without everyone watching their every move on social networks. she said she explained to her kids how it's a different world now than if for other past first kids. now that everyone has a cell phone, a camera or a facebook account. the father of a 16-year-old philadelphia girl irgirl who was mocked by her t-shirt for wearing a mitt romney t-shirt said his children won't be going to the school. she briefly returned to school tuesday after reportedly mocked last week by her teacher for wearing a shirt supporting mitt romney. the math teacher belittled her insisting she was at a
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democratic school. >> she took a red marker, tried to draw on it and then she told me to take off my shirt and she would give me a different one. >> when she was in the principal's office, they tryd -- they were coming in the office and they were saying, you know, things like they wanted to get her and beat her up, things like that. >> the father said samantha and two other high school-age children in his home will be -- in his zone will be transferring to a new school. the teacher has since apologized. a gruesome discovery is made as the search continues for a missing little girl who vanished without a trace. and why there are new questions of the company at the center of a nationwide meningitis outbreak. and gary's back to tell us how long this weather is going to last. to last. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does.
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more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? take away his toys and he'll," play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education...
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slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. .
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nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroids shots is spreading. idaho is the 11th state to report one illness. 14 people died, including one in maryland and another in virginia. >> reporter: idaho becomes the 11th state didiagnose a person with fungal meningitis. the cdc releasing the latest numbers on total cases and death, giving a glimpse of how the outbreak is spreading across the country. as of thursday, at least 14 people have died in connection to the infected meds, up from 12 yesterday and with florida reporting the second death from the outbreak and indiana reporting its first. the number of infected jumped to at least 170, up from 137 just one day earlier. the contaminated shots originated from the new england compounding center, a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. the company issued a voluntary recall of all of its meds while
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the fda and cdc look into what happened meanwhile, massachusetts leaders are looking into whether the necc may have mislead regulators and did work beyond the scope of their state license. the governor patrick said the necc was supposed to be filling specific prescriptions for specific patients. >> what they were doing instead was making big batches and selling them out of state. >> reporter: brown plans to donate $10,000 he received in campaign donations. he said his charity of choice will be the meningitis foundation of america. in atlanta, jonathan sery, fox news. the fda is approving a first at-home hiv kit. it tests for antibodies from the swab of the mouth and delivers results in 20 minutes.
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experts caution there could be up to a three-month period between infection and when the test shows a positive result, if it's positive. the former nba star magic johnson, who became infectd with disease, has since become a vocal health advocate and calls ora quick a huge milestone in the fight against hie. >> in the hiv and aid fight, we need a check. for some people going to the clinic and getting a shot, probably millions of people, they didn't want to do it. and so now we're going to take that fear of going to a clinic or doctor away from them. >> opponents say the high price of the test will attract more affluent people at lore risk of getting hiv and see a -- say a positive at-home testing mean fewer people reporting their conditions. researchers found the average age of people
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experiencing strokes fell from 71 to 69 over the past two decades and doctors say seeing a patient under age 55 is no longer rare and. flu shots offer more benefits than risks for pregnant women and that it not only protects the mother but the baby, too. the mother passes immunity to the baby for about six months until he or show is old enough to be immunized. >> and i guess you would agree that mother nature delivered some. >> gorgeous. gorgeous. can't blame the weather. >> and that is chillier but good and the next few days will be hey, the traffic is not bad. everyone must be at the game or went home early to watch it on the big screen the. no rain in sight and that is
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what i'm talking about the next few days and that is looking like we get through the weekend dry. the next couple of days we'll have -- tomorrow's going to be warmer. today, up to 62 degrees or so and tomorrow about 66 and cool off a tinge on saturday. a dry frontal system will come through tomorrow evening and that is taking temperatures back down a little bit. the next few days, as a matter of fact, the next few days look real, real nice and that takes us on through the weekend. how about the temperatures right now in the city and we're still holding to 61 degrees. fredericksburg, 63; gaithersburg, one of the only places in the upper 50s and this is 59, 58. leonardtown, 59 and another to jump in -- and sitting at 59 degrees, too. and it's cool out there now. once the sun sets, the temperature is really going to
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start dropping and not as fast in town as in the suburbs, which is typical. we'll have clear skies for the next few hours and by 10, 11:00, the temperatures in the city lower 50s and that is sweater weather. out in the suburbs, we're into the upper 40s by then easily. a few clouds pass by overnight tonight. it's not going amount to much. look at this and this is satellite and radar. the high pressure is in control and we're perfectly clear and you look to the west before you find anything in the way of cloudiness and up to the north, too and to the south, we're doing well. looks like again tonight no big deal. tomorrow we'll have a few clouds coming long as a dry frontal system will come across and that looks like it's staying real, real dry. let's jump to the weekend. a lot like today.
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this will take you through saturday night into sunday and a descent surge of warmer air into the east coast and it looks like for just about everybody now. the 70s will come north and the way it's looking, the 70s will come up into southern sections of new york state. and they might be upper 60s, but still doing good and it looks like as well and we'll stay dry on sunday. we'll have a mixture of clouds and sun. and looks real, real nice. okay. 47 tonight in town and colder in the suburbs, where it's easily going drop into the 30s for some spots. the winds will be basically light going to the southwest about 5 miles per hour and great temperature, warmer, loads of sunshine and a few clouds tomorrow afternoon. the frontal system comes on through. the front comes through dry and a 5 few clouds late in the day. high temperatures tomorrow and
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some mid-60s to lower 60s. this is the forecast where we go 60s the next couple of days, 71 degrees on sunday with -- that is a real good looking weekend, actually. 64 saturday, 71 on sunday and on monday, 74. we're up into the -- and back to tuesday, wednesday, 71? another chance of showers late next week, which may actually include thunderstorms as well. >> i love it when we have enough time to go all of the way through. >> that is nice. >> that is a lot to look at. we need time to do it. >> thank you, gary. >> yeah. a hometown hero returns to prince georges county. olympic medalist and world champion boxer sugar ray leonard unveiled plans to expand his boxing center. such a great role model and it will include more opportunities for local kids to school. leonard said that there is three key initiatives for the
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edition antibullying programs. first lady michelle obama's let's move campaign and improving literacy. straight ahead on the news edge, we're following breaking news involving d.c. council member jim graham. new allegations surrounding his involvement with metro. the u.s -- then the u.s. condemns the shooting of a pakistani school girl attacked by members of the taliban. and american piles ban together amidcontract talks. those stories and more. we're watching the nats at 6. pamela howze: it just seems like such an...
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. a third person has died after a parking garage collapsed in miami. the crews pulled a construction worker from the rubble this morning. 13 hours after the garage first fell. he died at the hospital. the mission is now turned to a recovery and they are expecting
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to find another body in the rubble. the parking garage at miami- dade college was under construction. no word yet tonight what caused the collapse. the search continues tonight for a missing colorado girl. investigators were back in westminster canvassing open fields and remote areas for any signs of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. during a search yesterday, authorities found a body in a nearby park but they are not saying yet whether they believe it's jessica. the police say the body's condition means it's going to take longer for investigators to positively identify it. >> we're released the information and contacted the family to let them know this information is released publicly. we want to inform the community that is important they provide the tipline and any information that is going to help in the investigation. >> jessica disappeared last friday morning on the way to school and this is video released by the family of her. the police believe the fifth
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grader was abducted. that is a wrap on the 5:00 news tonight. the news edge at 6 starts right now. right off of the top, we're following breaking news involving d.c. council member jim graham and his time on the metro board. ab independent -- an independent report just released accuses graham of unethical dealings while he was on the board. john henrehan is live in northwest with details. john, tell us what you know? >> reporter: ryan -- brian, it's a 61-page investigation conducted by the outside law firm tad walliter ate al. the board -- et al. the board commissioned the report to look into the conduct of jim graham, longtime d.c. member and a longtime member of the metro board. in fact, i think it

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